Doula Services

Doula Services

What is a Birth Doula?

A doula is essentially a birth companion & birth advocate; providing support for individuals and families before, during and after birth. This could include… 

*Doula’s do not provide any medical care and cannot guarantee any particular birth outcome. They can attend births at home, in the hospital or at birthing centers as long as they are permitted. It is not required to have a natural or unmedicated birth to have a doula in attendance.

The care provided generally includes a Prenatal session about 60 mins in length to discuss the labour and delivery particulars, to go over or create a birth plan and to answer any questions. This is also an opportunity to get to know each other, including potential to meet and greet your birthing support person (partner, family, friend) that will be involved with the birth.

When early labour begins, I will also be there to support you via text until active labour begins, in which I will meet you at your birthing location for the labour & delivery process. 

After the birth, there will be a scheduled Postpartum visit, where individualized support is provided as needed and any questions & concerns can be discussed.   

As your Doula, I will be on call and ready to support you through active labour & delivery 24 hours a day 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date.

*A 20% deposit is required upon contractual agreement, the balance is due at 37 weeks. If for any reason I cannot attend your birth due to unforeseen circumstances, the balance will be returned or arrangements will be made for Postpartum services.  

**Recommended Reading Material in preparation for birth and the postpartum period: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth; Ina May Gaskin, The Fourth Trimester; Kimberly Ann Johnson, & The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding; Diane Wiessinger

The Essentials

1 Prenatal Session 

Prenatal support via text or email during last 3 months of Pregnancy.

Labour & Delivery Support

1 Postpartum visit

The Essentials Plus

1 Prenatal Session

*1 Prenatal Acupuncture Session

Prenatal support via text or email during last 3 months of Pregnancy.

Labour & Delivery Support

1 Postpartum visit

*1 Postnatal Acupuncture Session

 

The Essentials Extra

1 Prenatal Session

*2 Prenatal Acupuncture Sessions 

Prenatal support via text or email during last 3 months of Pregnancy.

Labour & Delivery Support

1 Postpartum visit

*2 Postnatal Acupuncture Sessions

*Acupuncture services are to paid separately after each session with receipts for insurance purposes. 

In Person Birth Support

In the process of completing my Doula Certification I am offering low cost birth services
Contact me to see if you qualify.

Essentials package for $500+hst

Follow Me